EFFECTIVE JANUARY 24, 2022
The Entire Keightley & Ashner Team Has Joined The Wagner Law Group
For client comments about K&A, as collected as part of the U.S. News — Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” research process, click the button below:
What follows is a sampling of these comments.
Keightley & Ashner is hands down the best firm available regarding issues with the PBGC. The fact that they were willing to partner with another firm to serve the client was outstanding.
—David Walters, Bodman PLC
They set the standard for knowledge in ERISA law as both the private and public sector view them as trusted advisors. Their responsiveness to every question and patience in explaining answers made for a fruitful relationship.
—Brian Eagle, Unisys
My experience was excellent. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.
—Rajiv Khanna, Buchanan Ingersoll
Keightley and Ashner is the go-to law firm for difficult issues involving the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Harold Ashner’s expertise in this area is unmatched and he is always willing to educate and help other professionals deal with these issues.
They are an outstanding group of attorneys with a well-deserved top of the class reputation.
—Stephen Ferzst, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
I have worked with Harold Ashner for many years on committees and on client matters, particularly those relating to PBGC. He is extremely responsive and knowledgeable. He is a great resource for me and I would not hesitate to recommend Keightley & Ashner to clients (and in fact I often have).
—Bruce Cadenhead, Mercer
ERISA, governing retirement and pension programs, is very complex and nuanced. As a nonprofit organization, we were evaluating long-term defined-benefit decisions. Mr. Ashner brought unequaled knowledge and expertise to our issue, allowing our Board to navigate options to make good decisions and to help us avert mis-steps, which could have adversely affected our pensioners, our organization, and – most importantly – our mission.
—Caren Forsten, Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington
I’ve worked with Harold Ashner and Linda Rosenzweig of Keightley & Ashner. They are top notch attorneys with extensive knowledge of pension law and PBGC issues. In addition to having command of the law, they have significant experience that allows them to give unique insight into PBGC matters. And they endeavor to give practical advice that will help solve problems.
—Heidi Lyon, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
The lawyers at Keightley & Ashner with whom I have worked are outstanding individuals with extraordinary ERISA expertise. I found them to be of the highest quality. I can enthusiastically recommend this firm without hesitation and without any reservation. This firm is particularly adept at handling ERISA matters involving the PBGC.
—John McMorrow, Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP
I would rate Keightley & Ashner as excellent. The partner I have worked with at this firm, Harold Ashner, has tremendous expertise in the area of ERISA and employee benefit. He is very practical, and is able to translate his expertise into tangible results for his clients.
—Scott Lynn, Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
Our company worked with Linda Rosenzweig at Keightley & Ashner who was extremely active and familiar with the difficult issue of ERISA compliance coupled with the sale of a company covered by a multi-employer plan with unfunded liability. Linda was professional in all aspects of the transaction and I would not hesitate to recommend her both for her expertise, responsiveness and accessibility.
—Vernon Brown, Lockwood Brothers, Inc.
Experts in the area of pensions and the workings of the PBGC, creative and innovative.
—Gerry Kenney, Unisys
The guidance and expertise that they have provided on matters I have referred to the firm have been absolutely first rate. In addition, I have found the members of the firm to be very responsive and diligent. If I ever have any issues with the PBGC, they are the first firm I contact.
—John Brescher, McCarter & English, LLP
This is the preeminent law firm for representing pension plans and pension plan sponsors in dealing with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, an agency of the United States government. Their expertise is unparalleled. They have experience, expertise and knowledge. They are extremely pleasant to deal with and have great insight into the workings of the governmental agencies governing and regulating pension plans.
—Ethan Kra, Ethan E. Kra Actuarial Services, LLC
Keightley & Ashner is an excellent law firm and, in my opinion, provides the highest level of client service.
—Michael Pietzsch, Pietzsch, Bonnett, & Womack, P.A.
We work with Linda Rosenzweig at Keightley & Ashner. She provides excellent counsel and helps us problem solve effectively and efficiently. We are very pleased with her work and would highly recommend her to others. With so many changing employment laws and practices, it is reassuring to know we have Linda’s excellent counsel and knowledge to help us navigate personnel matters and decisions.
—Debbie Ellinghaus, Olney Theatre
Keightley & Ashner’s experience and expertise is a key, effective differentiator. Their passion is still highly evident. Clients I referred to them praised the outcome via their legal services. There is no better legal value in the US pension world than Keightley & Ashner.
—Chris Reilly, Pension and Benefits Royal Alliance
Keightley & Ashner is excellent. They know the PBGC regulations better than the PBGC’s own lawyers. They are exceptionally well connected and highly respected — get calls and emails returned from top PBGC staff — and they are relentless in their efforts to come up with compliant, effective, and practical solutions.
Harold Ashner of Keightley & Ashner is the best.
—Henry Talavera, Polsinelli Shughart PC